Artifacts - Mexico and Central America


Ceramic Sculpture

origin; Western Mexico

Colima or Jalisco

circa 500-1000AD

collected circa 1970


From a California private collection


Pottery human sculpture from Western Mexico, most likely Colima, possibly Jalisco.  Red clay with a burnished red / brown slip on surface, with black flecks throughout the piece.  Beautifully sculpted in a kneeling position with right hand covering mouth and left hand on the left leg.  Figure is portrayed with a thick covering of hair which is gathered into buns on either side of the head. Large opening on the top of the head.  Lovely patina. Soil traces in eyes and between fingers.



dimensions: approx 6 1/4" tall x 4" wide x 2 1/2" deep 

Condition: Excellent condition. Typical wear and patination from age and burial.  No cracks or repairs.  


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